Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 685 593 676
Rank change year-on-year -92 +83 -26
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 464 744 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 2.79% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 384 568 435
UK median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.91% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,475 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +13.95% -4.44%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,794 26,670 28,868
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.04% 15.19% 16.64%
Number of salaries quoted 17,844 21,534 23,441
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -83 445 £54,000 -1.82% 93
UK excluding London -84 266 £50,000 +2.04% 67
London -52 186 £62,500 +2.04% 33
South East -38 121 £50,000 -6.98% 33
Midlands +28 45 £57,500 +43.75% 8
North of England +7 45 £38,000 -15.56% 8
South West +17 34 £51,500 +41.10% 6
West Midlands +12 32 £57,500 +43.75% 4
Yorkshire +45 26 £37,500 -16.67% 5
North West -5 19 £40,000 -22.33% 2
East Midlands +30 13 £50,000 -25.93% 4
East of England -6 13 £65,000 -3.70% 5
Wales +14 5 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Scotland -14 2 £38,000 -25.85% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 368 (79.31%) Cisco
2 332 (71.55%) Firewall
3 298 (64.22%) BGP
4 294 (63.36%) VPN
5 293 (63.15%) Cisco Certification
6 259 (55.82%) OSPF
7 236 (50.86%) WAN
8 230 (49.57%) CCNP
9 196 (42.24%) MPLS
10 182 (39.22%) LAN
11 161 (34.70%) VoIP
12 157 (33.84%) Cisco ASA
13 153 (32.97%) Data Centre
14 151 (32.54%) Wireless
15 149 (32.11%) EIGRP
16 135 (29.09%) TCP/IP
17 134 (28.88%) Cisco Nexus
18 131 (28.23%) CheckPoint
19 128 (27.59%) CCNA
20 124 (26.72%) Windows
21 117 (25.22%) Juniper
22 110 (23.71%) SSL
23 106 (22.84%) Finance
24 105 (22.63%) VMware
24 105 (22.63%) Network Security
25 103 (22.20%) Microsoft
26 102 (21.98%) CCIE
26 102 (21.98%) Palo Alto
27 96 (20.69%) DNS
28 91 (19.61%) Active Directory

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.60%) CMS
3 20 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (1.94%) IIS
7 6 (1.29%) nginx
8 5 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.22%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 14 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 67 (14.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.48%) Office 365
3 37 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.72%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.86%) Route 53
8 3 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.65%) IaaS
8 3 (0.65%) PaaS
9 2 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.43%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.22%) GitHub
10 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 332 (71.55%) Firewall
2 298 (64.22%) BGP
3 294 (63.36%) VPN
4 259 (55.82%) OSPF
5 236 (50.86%) WAN
6 196 (42.24%) MPLS
7 182 (39.22%) LAN
8 161 (34.70%) VoIP
9 157 (33.84%) Cisco ASA
10 151 (32.54%) Wireless
11 149 (32.11%) EIGRP
12 135 (29.09%) TCP/IP
13 134 (28.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 110 (23.71%) SSL
15 105 (22.63%) Network Security
16 96 (20.69%) DNS
17 77 (16.59%) Cisco IOS
18 74 (15.95%) HSRP
19 73 (15.73%) SAN
20 71 (15.30%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.94%) MySQL
3 8 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.29%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.29%) Power BI
6 4 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.65%) Redis
8 2 (0.43%) Big Data
8 2 (0.43%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.22%) GIS
9 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.43%) NUnit
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 106 (22.84%) Finance
2 68 (14.66%) Banking
3 51 (10.99%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.53%) Advertising
4 21 (4.53%) Retail
5 14 (3.02%) French Language
5 14 (3.02%) German Language
5 14 (3.02%) Italian Language
6 12 (2.59%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.51%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.08%) Marketing
9 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 230 (49.57%) Network Engineer
2 38 (8.19%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (7.11%) Security Engineer
4 32 (6.90%) Consultant
5 31 (6.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 30 (6.47%) Head of Security
7 29 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 27 (5.82%) Head of Information
8 27 (5.82%) Head of Information Security
9 25 (5.39%) Head of Finance
10 21 (4.53%) Architect
10 21 (4.53%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.31%) Network Architect
12 18 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 18 (3.88%) Network Consultant
13 17 (3.66%) Network Manager
13 17 (3.66%) Network Support
14 15 (3.23%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
14 15 (3.23%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.68%) XMPP
2 25 (5.39%) SailPoint
3 23 (4.96%) 802.1X
4 10 (2.16%) LDAP
5 7 (1.51%) Middleware
5 7 (1.51%) Web Services
6 3 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.43%) LAMP
7 2 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.43%) MEAN Stack
8 1 (0.22%) .NET
8 1 (0.22%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.22%) Ajax
8 1 (0.22%) Kafka
8 1 (0.22%) OAuth
8 1 (0.22%) OpenID
8 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.22%) SAML
8 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 153 (32.97%) Data Centre
2 46 (9.91%) PKI
3 26 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.74%) Management Information System
6 19 (4.09%) Clustering
7 13 (2.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 13 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.16%) CMDB
9 6 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.29%) Replication
9 6 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.86%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.86%) Digital Signage
11 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.86%) HP StoreVirtual
11 4 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 124 (26.72%) Windows
2 68 (14.66%) Windows Server
3 67 (14.44%) Linux
4 43 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (5.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (4.09%) Unix
7 17 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 14 (3.02%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.16%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.51%) Solaris
12 6 (1.29%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.08%) CentOS
13 5 (1.08%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.86%) Debian
14 4 (0.86%) VMS
15 2 (0.43%) CatOS
15 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.22%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (13.79%) Network Monitoring
2 63 (13.58%) Load Balancing
3 62 (13.36%) ITIL
4 59 (12.72%) Problem-Solving
5 57 (12.28%) Information Security
6 56 (12.07%) Network Design
7 53 (11.42%) Change Management
8 48 (10.34%) Line Management
9 47 (10.13%) SIEM
10 45 (9.70%) Project Management
11 44 (9.48%) Mentoring
12 40 (8.62%) Cybersecurity
12 40 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 39 (8.41%) Network Management
14 38 (8.19%) Presales
15 37 (7.97%) Penetration Testing
16 36 (7.76%) Vulnerability Management
17 32 (6.90%) Change Control
17 32 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
17 32 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.47%) PowerShell
2 24 (5.17%) Python
3 19 (4.09%) SQL
4 15 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 12 (2.59%) C
6 11 (2.37%) Perl
7 8 (1.72%) Java
8 4 (0.86%) Go
9 3 (0.65%) C#
9 3 (0.65%) PHP
9 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.43%) Ruby
11 1 (0.22%) C++
11 1 (0.22%) C-shell
11 1 (0.22%) Korn
11 1 (0.22%) Lisp
11 1 (0.22%) VB
11 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 293 (63.15%) Cisco Certification
2 230 (49.57%) CCNP
3 128 (27.59%) CCNA
4 102 (21.98%) CCIE
5 44 (9.48%) Security Cleared
6 39 (8.41%) CISSP
7 38 (8.19%) SC Cleared
8 34 (7.33%) Degree
9 32 (6.90%) CEH
10 31 (6.68%) CISM
11 29 (6.25%) CISA
12 28 (6.03%) CCVP
12 28 (6.03%) GIAC
13 25 (5.39%) GISF
14 20 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (3.02%) DV Cleared
16 13 (2.80%) CCNP Voice
17 12 (2.59%) CCDP
18 11 (2.37%) CCIE Routing and Switching
18 11 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.45%) SLA
3 12 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 12 (2.59%) QA
4 9 (1.94%) GDPR
5 7 (1.51%) COBIT
5 7 (1.51%) FISMA
6 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.43%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 75 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.59%) VMware NSX
6 9 (1.94%) vSphere
6 9 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.72%) XenApp
8 6 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.08%) Docker
10 4 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.65%) Firmware
12 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.22%) iptables
13 1 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.22%) LXC
13 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (11.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 41 (8.84%) Nessus
3 40 (8.62%) SCCM
4 35 (7.54%) Nagios
5 31 (6.68%) Cisco UCCX
6 29 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (5.82%) Cisco UCCE
8 25 (5.39%) Cisco Prime
9 13 (2.80%) Ansible
10 12 (2.59%) SCOM
11 10 (2.16%) Backup Exec
12 9 (1.94%) FortiGate
12 9 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (1.08%) Kubernetes
13 5 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (1.08%) Packer
13 5 (1.08%) WhatsUp Gold
14 4 (0.86%) Puppet
14 4 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 368 (79.31%) Cisco
2 131 (28.23%) CheckPoint
3 117 (25.22%) Juniper
4 105 (22.63%) VMware
5 103 (22.20%) Microsoft
6 102 (21.98%) Palo Alto
7 63 (13.58%) SolarWinds
8 60 (12.93%) Citrix
9 58 (12.50%) F5
10 53 (11.42%) NetApp
11 47 (10.13%) Fortinet
11 47 (10.13%) Splunk
12 33 (7.11%) Riverbed
12 33 (7.11%) Symantec
13 32 (6.90%) McAfee
14 25 (5.39%) Aveksa
14 25 (5.39%) Blue Coat
14 25 (5.39%) Dell
14 25 (5.39%) LogRhythm
15 24 (5.17%) FireEye